Home Design & Staging Archive

What Do You Know About American Houses?

The short vocabulary quiz I created after paging through Barron’s Real Estate Handbook back in September was so popular that I’d been meaning to create another. And in a serendipitous moment, A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive...
October 4, 2013

Practicing ‘Cabinology’ All Year Round

Dale Mulfinger inspires with more than 240 pages of beautiful photos of cabins from all over the U.S., with detailed floor plans and site illustrations that set it apart from your average coffee table book....
September 27, 2013

Accessible Homes: Not Just a Niche Anymore

Being able to point out features that make a home accessible is part of your job as a real estate professional. You can also help steer sellers looking into pre-sale or staging modifications away from changes that will unnecessarily...
October 26, 2012

8 Perfect Housewarming Books

You may have just found the best closing gift for that hard-to-shop-for client....
September 27, 2012

One House, Two Homes

By Agnes Masnik, Freelance Writer for REALTOR® Magazine More than 10,000 Baby Boomers a day are turning 65 starting this year, according to the Pew Research Center. And home owners are responding to changes in the economy by exploring...
September 26, 2011

3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources...
April 22, 2011

5 Dirty Little Design Secrets

Interior design on a budget? Don’t let your clients stress. Design expert Frank Fontana, a specialist in low-cost, high-style design, shares his techniques room-by-room and project-by-project in his new book Dirty Little Secrets of Design (Stewart, Tabori & Chang;...

Starr Osborne’s Top 10 Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell

Starr C. Osborne, owner and founder of Tailored Transitions, a Philadelphia-based home staging, moving-management, and design company, has put together these 10 tips to help sellers prepare their home for the market. Her new book, Home Staging That Works:...

Excerpt: Learn About Energy Audits

The following is excerpted from Sustainable Housing and Building Green (Dearborn, 2008) by Marie S. Spodek and Ken Deshaies. Audits in the Real Estate Transaction Energy audits are an excellent source of additional information to help sellers, builders, and...
October 13, 2008

Author Chat with Christine Ayres

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